How to Choose the Best Sized Mattress For You

What’s the best mattress size for me?


Believe it or not, one of the most commonly Googled questions about beds in Australia is – “What’s the best bed size for me?”

So for all you little Goldilockses out there, here are some of our recommendations.

It is only in the last 30 years or so that double beds have dropped out of vogue for married couples. While they were previously the most popular mattress for those in a couple, particularly during the summer of love (60s and 70s), they were actually only approximately 15” bigger than a twin size! As we have changed our bedroom habits, and have gotten taller, the Queen size bed is currently the most popular choice for those sharing a bed with someone.


Standard bed sizes have reflected changing bedroom tastes throughout the decades.

The current Queen bed’s popularity gives us approximately 6” extra space on both the height and width. If you are looking for a pretty standard bed to share with a partner, this is your best bed. It is common, and the easiest to get economically priced manchester for.

However, for those who want a little more space, you can go with a King size bed. The King Size makes up the size of two twin beds pushed together, so it offers plenty of room for both partners. For those who are looking for an option of greater length, the largest length available is the California King Bed. While large and luxurious, getting Manchester for these size beds is often pricier and more difficult to come by.


Making sure that you have the right mattress before you start sleeping on it can save you a lot of headaches down the track

Commonly speaking, single beds are often seen as being only for children, so teenagers will likely want to upgrade to at least a double. Doubles and twins can be good for people who are single, but usually couples like the larger space a Queen gives.

When it comes to the size question though, it essentially comes down to three considerations:

  1. How large is the bedroom space? Maximising the space available and where the bed will set might make some of these decisions for you. Make sure your measure up the bedroom, so that you get a bed that will fit!
  2. Cost – As beds get larger, they also get pricier. If cost is an issue, going down to a double or a Queen can save you money, over a King or California King.
  3. Personal preference – some people move a lot, and like to be further away from their partners. If you are tall, you may also have a length preference, which makes you lean toward the California King.


If you find your hanging out the end of your bed, a California King size could give you the extra space you need.

If you are struggling to find a bed for you, we do also offer custom made beds for those who can’t find what they’re looking for in stores. We recommend trying a variety of sizes, and making sure you have both sides ergonomically adjusted for each unique partner to get the best rest.

If you’re based in Melbourne, find your local Beds4backs store here to test drive mattresses, or view the range online.


Choosing the best mattress and bed to assist with back pain

Having back pain is a common issue for many Australians. Whether it’s chronic or occasional back pain, it can become extremely inconvenient and debilitating, restricting you from completing day-to-day activities. Back pain is not always completely curable, however, sleeping on the right mattress can significantly support and improve your back as well as your joints and muscles. Mattress stores in Melbourne supply high-quality and affordable beds for backs.

Chiropractors, health professionals and ergonomists all recommend that to get better rest, protect your back, and to aid recovery – your body needs to be in the zero-stress position. A zero-stress position is where your body has its spine in a perfectly neutral position, so there is no strain or stress on it. This means that your body can rest properly, repair itself, and avoid pain as the spine is not being pulled out of alignment by your heavier shoulders, stomach and hips.

You should choose a very comfortable mattress for your back pain. Your health depends on the kind of mattress you decide to buy. If you buy a cheap one that is not comfortable then you might suffer more and spend more money on your health instead. This will be more expensive in the long run. The only way to achieve the zero-stress position with a bed, is for it to be fully ergonomic. This means that it needs to be able to adjust for your unique body type, shape and height to keep you in this position.

There is a wide selection of ergonomic beds available to choose from at Melbourne mattress stores that can dramatically back pain. The beds are ergonomically designed to provide adjustable lower back support and shoulder relief for short-tall and medium-heavy body types. The range of ergonomic beds includes ergolife active, ergolife contour, ergolife latex, ergolife zero stress and ergolife eclectic.

The friendly and dedicated team at mattress stores in Melbourne can assist you with finding a bed that helps to aid and support your back. They will assess your needs to match you with an ergonomic bed that will leave you feeling well-rested and comfortable. Experience the difference with an ergonomic bed. You can browse the range online or in-store.

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The Best Mattress for Back Pain in Melbourne

When suffering from mild to extreme back pain it is important to seek chiropractic treatments and aid the healing process as much as possible. Whether it is through injury, illness or age, back pain can be a debilitating and chronic condition. To assist those with back pain, chiropractic beds are available in Melbourne.

Sleeping on the wrong mattress can in fact worsen back pain or even cause pack pain if you don’t already have it. If mattresses have not been reinforced properly it can lead to lack of spine alignment, muscle strains, and poor sleeping posture all of which contribute to back pain. Therefore, it is extremely important to sleep on a mattress that correctly aligns your body and specifically your back. Understanding what makes a good mattress is important to that you can make the right choice for your body.

Specially designed chiropractic mattresses are scientifically deigned to aid back pain and provide you with a healthier night’s sleep. There is a wide range of chiropractic health beds available to choose in Melbourne. The Ergo-Ultra Fit mattress provides superior comfort, allows adjustment and support of your torso by turning a dial, improves quality of rest and improves blood flow and rejuvenation. The Ergo-Shape mattress guarantees more back support that all other ‘orthopaedic’ box spring mattresses, alleviates shoulder stiffness and pain and eliminates roll to centre, even with heavy partners. The Ergo-Line mattress provides better body alignment than any other orthopaedic endorsed mattress on the market, keeps bodies healthy and allows you to wiggle yourself into the slop for better hip, lumbar and shoulder alignment. The Ergo-Multi Milgate V3 mattress assists with respiratory problems, provides a great lifestyle and is the only adjustable bed to provide automatic lumbar support.

Take a look in the Melbourne store today to find the perfect chiropractic health bed for your back pain. The friendly sales team will assist you purchasing a bed that best suits you and your lifestyle. Once you visit the Melbourne store and purchase a chiropractic bed you will start seeing great results including longer night’s sleep, healthier sleep,improved energy and relived back pain. You can also view the amazing range of mattresses online.

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Choosing the right mattress for your child

Key qualities of supportive children’s bedding

Children need a soft mattress.111

Does this come as a surprise to you?

The conventional thought among retailers is that children require a firm mattress. However this is not true. In a cot, babies require a firm mattress to avoid risk of suffocation. As children grow, a soft and supportive mattress is the best choice.

Children need a different type of support to adults.

We may be stating the obvious – children are lighter than adults and therefore a softer mattress is more responsive to their body weight. A firm mattress doesn’t have the same ability to relieve pressure on shoulders and hips. A softer mattress provides comfort for a better night’s sleep and avoids adding to already troublesome growing pains.

It’s common to purchase a low price mattress, or provide children with hand-me-down options. If possible, invest in a quality mattress that will last. Over the life of the mattress, the cost is comparable to that of purchasing several low-price and relatively poor quality alternative mattresses.

112Ergo Contour

Ergolife beds are designed to support the lower back while also providing comfort to the hips and shoulders. There are a number of technologies within the range; ergoshape is particularly appropriate for growing children. A key feature of this design is adjustable lumbar support, which allows for the bed to change with the growth of your child.

Consider Latex

As children become young adults, we recommend a latex mattress to support growth spurts. Rather than a bed with zones which accommodate where an adult’s shoulders and hips are assumed to rest on a bed, a supportive latex mattress can support your child, alleviating growing pains.

Latex is also an excellent choice to address allergies. Latex is hypoallergenic and antibacterial, as the rubber prevents growth of bacteria and repels the build-up of dust mites.

Complete the bed with a supportive base

To provide adjustable support to match the unique size and shape of your child, match the mattress with an ergo-slat system. You can match an ergolife mattress to an ergo-slat system for additional support, or match a Latex mattress to add the benefits of ergocomfort. This can be adjusted as your child grows to provide lower-lumbar support and to provide increased accommodation for their shoulders and hips. With the correct support, your child’s spine is supported in a zero stress position, just as if they were standing. The best option is the Ergo-slat dial base, or if you already own a bed base, an Ergo-slat kit which can be added to an existing bed frame.

Get your kids to try it!

When you decide to invest in a quality bed, ensure that they’re in the store with you. Our consultants will take the time to walk you through the range, educate you on the technology in the beds we stock and which is the best match for your unique needs.

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Ergonomic rest to perform at your best


Beds for Backs sponsored the 2016 I Love Frankston Fun Run to educate the communityon how ergonomic rest can help you perform at your best.

Are you a workout warrior? Or hardworking tradie? Perhaps you’re a busy mum with little ones that keep you constantly on your toes?  We all have a pursuit, profession, or lifestyle that demands a lot of us.  That’s why it’s important to get ergonomic rest to perform at your best. So what does that mean? Quite simply, it’s a good night’s sleep!

How can sleep benefit our performance?

Sleep is essential for energy, mental rejuvenation and physical recovery. We don’t feel jogger100% when we’ve missed out on quality sleep, however we often deny ourselves sleep in order to find more time. A paradox right?

A lack of sleep can affect our problem solving and reasoning abilities, concentration and even our alertness. Which means it can take much longer to do the things we need to do. This is just one of the negative impacts a lack of quality sleep can have. Read more in our blog ‘Busting the myth that we can be our best on less sleep’.

Elite athletes sleep more than the average person’s 7-9 hours a night. That’s because sleep is required for the generation of energy as well as for recovery and repair of the human body.

Whether it’s physical recovery of muscles and organs from physical pursuits, our immune system fighting an illness, or mental recovery from a busy and stressful day, sleep enables our body to heal and rejuvenate.

What differenc41e does ergonomic rest make?

Ergonomic is a commonly used term, but what does it actually mean? An ergonomic product typically adjusts to fit the person who uses it. Think ergonomic office chair and desk for example. When we refer to ergonomic rest, we mean sleep supported by beds with ergonomic design qualities.

Beds for Backs have been educating Melbournians about the importance of ergonomic design in bedding for over 20 years. A standard bed has a flat uniform surface which puts pressure against your shoulders and hips. Ergonomically designed beds adjust to the unique size and shape of your body, providing pressure relief and comfort. The ergolife range, only at Beds for Backs, provides relief to shoulders and hips, while also supporting your lumbar (lower back) to keep your back comfortably aligned – just as if you were standing!

What does this mean for you? Quite simply a quality night’s sleep so you can hit the ground running the next day!  Visit us in store and our consultants can demonstrate how ergolife beds can adjust to ergonomically support your unique size and shape. You can find your local store here.


Affordable and Supportive Mattresses for Back Pain in Melbourne

Many people suffer from mild to extreme back pain, and for this condition, mattresses have the ability to improve or worsen the situation. It is extremely important that the right mattress is used when catering for people with back pain. Finding the best mattress for back pain in Melbourne can be a difficult task but the right choice can make a major difference in an individual’s health.

Although a mattress may not be able to alleviate back pain completely, it is extremely helpful in managing it. The best mattress for back pain is one that has medium flexibility, providing enough space for the spine to mould itself. This kind of mattress gives the spine the required support it needs, therefore relaxing it and aiding a good night’s rest. Various chiropractic mattresses are available in the Melbourne market that are specially designed for the purpose of helping back pain sufferers. Because everyone’s body and spine structures are different, it is important that people chose a mattress that suits their own personal needs and requirements.

A wide range of mattresses are available in Melbourne to best assist with back pain and other health issues such as joint pain and sleep deprivation. Ultra-fit mattresses provide superior comfort, improve blood flow and allow adjustment of support and alignment of your torso. Ergo shape mattresses provide a high level of back support, alleviates shoulder stiffness and pain and eliminates roll-to-centre due to its heavy duty design. Ergo line mattresses are another great mattress that alleviates back pain. The mattress provides a superior level of body alignment and is great for keeping bodies healthy and at their best. Choosing one of these mattresses not only ensures you experience the best night’s sleep, but can reduced the amount of back pain suffered.

The wide range of mattresses available in Melbourne allows you to purchase a mattress that best suits your needs and budget. The mattresses have been specifically designed to suit people of all ages and abilities. Sports mattresses have been created to provide a high level of back support, aid recovery, relive pressures along the body and avoid roll-to-centre. This mattress is suited to people living an active lifestyle including but not limited to athletes, young parents, tradies, weekend gardeners etc. Children’s mattresses are available and have been designated to provide a high amount of support for children ranging from toddlers to pre-teens. The mattresses supports growth and ensures they receive the best nights rest. Mattresses are also available for elderly people and people with limited mobility. Mattresses with remote controlled food and head adjustability provide ease of use and safety for the user. Mattresses in Melbourne can also be customised as per needs and budget of the customer.

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